Saturday Night Docs

Saturday Night Docs

Challenge, Expand and Brighten your perspective at the Lark. Join us for a unique selection of thought-provoking and enlightening documentaries, every Saturday Night at the Lark.

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Freedom to Marry

"This doc celebrates that momentous day – and with fascinating depth, profiles the LGBT heroes that worked tirelessly for decades to make the dream of marriage equality a reality."
- Ray Bradford, GLAAD

“Surprisingly suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring.”
- The Boston Globe

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is an intimate and epic documentary which goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement's history along the way. This is a primer for social change, and an inspirational tale of how people can actually make a difference.

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Sat, Mar 25 7:00pm   Buy Tickets

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Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City

1hr 29min - Documentary

Written and directed by Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker

"KARL MARX CITY offers eerie parallels to the rise in surveillance today. (It) makes for a particularly resonant warning from the not-so-distant past"
-Scott Tobias, Variety

"The movie draws you in quickly with its intelligence...its jaw-dropping period material, which includes some wildly creepy Stasi surveillance imagery."
- The NY Times

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi's extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor. Reconstructing everyday GDR life through declassified Stasi surveillance footage, the past plays like dystopian science fiction, providing a chilling backdrop to interrogate the apparatus of control and the meaning of truth in a society where every action and thought was suspect.

 

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